oil painting of mistletoe hanging from a wall; warm light hitting it
Looking Forward
By Mariah Kaminsky
14 x 11 in.
oil and Italian plaster on panel

Mariah Kaminsky: According to Mandy Kirkby’s “A Victorian Flower Dictionary”, holly means “foresight”. This was a very appropriate sentiment as I was painting this final painting of 2023. I have been transitioning more every year from my decorative painting roots to my current realism paintings. This painting bridges the two by taking an old-world plaster sample board for a former client’s powder room walls and letting it be the perfect background for a new oil painting. This trompe l’oeil style is what I look forward to exploring more of in the year to come!

View more of Mariah’s work at mariahkaminsky.com